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Legal & Finance news & information for Costa Blanca

Iberdrola issue 129,000€ bill 'by mistake'
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 9, 2009

Iberdrola issue 129,000€ bill 'by mistake'

The owner of a furniture shop in Torrevieja (Alicante) publicly denounced the Iberdrola electricity company today for billing him 128,997 euros 'by mistake'. José Manuel Plaza told the press about the shock he...

Legal & Finance Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Overworked Alicante judges snub strike call

The Judges collective for Alicante Province yesterday decided by 78 votes for to 26 against going on strike next February 18th, aligning themselves with a similar decision made by the judges of Castellón. However the...

Dénia anti-gay marriage judge absolved
Legal & Finance Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Dénia anti-gay marriage judge absolved

The disciplinary committe of the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ) has delivered another controversial ruling by lifting a €305 euro fine imposed in May last year on Dénia judge, Laura Alabau, for publicly...

Legal & Finance Mon, Apr 21, 2008

British mafia suspect seized in Benidorm hotel

A 45 year old British woman without previous convictions in Spain has been arrested by Spanish police in Benidorm on a European arrest warrant issued in Italy. The woman, whose initials are AH, is accused of arranging...

Protesters demand justice for Nigerian killed on deportation flight
Legal & Finance Sun, Aug 19, 2007

Protesters demand justice for Nigerian killed on...

Around thirty Nigerian citizens joined a protest march through some of Alicante's main streets yesterday to demand justice in the case of Osamuyi Aikpitanyi, who died on an Iberia flight to Lagos on the 9th June...

Legal & Finance Thu, Aug 16, 2007

Council taxes due in Alicante province

Council taxes for Alicante province residents are now due. Those who did not pay their taxes during the first voluntary period this year, between March 1 and May 4, will receive a bill for these amounts in the next few...

Legal & Finance Thu, Feb 1, 2007

Disturbed priest accused over 'ETA' death threat...

A Burjassot court yesterday heard testimony from the 64 year old priest who suffers from mental problems accused of sending threatening letters in the name of the Basque terror organization ETA to a number of high...

Legal & Finance Wed, Jan 24, 2007

Sentences upheld of Venezuelans who murdered Welsh couple

The Supreme Court has ratified the sentence of an Alicante court passed on two Venezuelans for the kidnap and subsequent murder of an elderly Welsh couple in 2002. In its ruling yesterday, the court decided that the...

Courts back government over theme park expropriations
Legal & Finance Tue, Nov 21, 2006

Courts back government over theme park expropriations

The legal department of the regional government of Valencia has won a second case over compensation for the expropriation of land on which to build the Terra Mitica theme park in Benidorm. The case concerned one former...

Legal & Finance Wed, Nov 8, 2006

Denia judge facing censure for gay marriage stance

The disciplinary committee of the Judges' Federation (CGPJ) is now expected to examine the case of Laura Alabau, the Denia judge who was amongst the first in Spain to refuse to perform gay marriages. The charges...

Legal & Finance Tue, Sep 26, 2006

Benidorm theme park boss tells of 'administrative...

John Fitzgerald, the director of the Terra Mitica theme park in Benidorm, gave testimony to a Valencian court investigaing allegations of financial fraud. During an appearance lasting more than three hours, he told the...

Legal & Finance Fri, Aug 25, 2006

Executors hunt bastard heir

Those close to a 70 year old Alicante businessman are seeking the whereabouts of a son that was the result of a 'one night stand' some 40 years ago. Pepin Moreno de las Casas had a brief 'fling' with...

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